Diagnosing Kids With Long COVID Can Be Tricky: Experts
15/08 - When Spencer Siedlecki got COVID-19 in March 2021, he was sick for weeks with extreme fatigue, fevers, a sore throat, bad headaches, nausea, and eventually, pneumonia.
That was scary enough for the then-13-year-old and his parents, who live in Ohio. More than a year later, Spencer, still had many of the symptoms and, more alarming, the once healthy teen had postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), a condition that has caused dizziness, a racing heart when he stands, and fainting. Spencer missed most of the last few months of eighth grade because of what is known as long COVID.